Nigerian troops have successfully repelled attacks by Boko Haram terrorists at Gajiram community of the restive northeastern state of Borno, killing scores of the insurgents, an official said Thursday.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement that the troops killed several insurgents and recovered weapons when the terrorists tried to infiltrate the community on Tuesday.

According to him, the terrorists want to take advantage of the cover of darkness to attack the town, but they met with prompt response of the vigilant troops, who fiercely engages them in combat, killing scores of the insurgents.

Nwachukwu said the troops also recovered one Ak-47 rifle, two Ak-47 Magazines, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) tube, three Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, four Bomb Chargers and Light Machine Gun belt links.

The army spokesman said the troops were on the pursuit of the terrorists who fled the scene of the encounter. Enditem

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